When what you eat is a fat lot of good

Don't worry, your favourite instant noodles and potato chips aren't going anywhere. But they will probably become a little bit healthier come 2021, when the Ministry of Health's (MOH's) move to ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) kicks in.

The ban is aimed at lowering the amount of unhealthy trans fats - short for trans-unsaturated fatty acids - in the Singaporean diet.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 16, 2019, with the headline 'When what you eat is a fat lot of good'. Print Edition | Subscribe